LEGOLand & SEALIFE Halloween & October Activities

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As we march into October and FALL, you may be looking for alternative activities for your kiddos during the cooler weather. LEGOLand and SEALIFE has some awesome Halloween activities going on during the October.

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LEGOLand Brick-or-Treat Halloween Activities

1. Monster Mash Scavenger Hunt through Kansas City Miniland
2. Dracula’s Castle on the LEGO® Build Table
3. Help Olivia decorate her Halloween Treat Bags inside the LEGO Friends House
4. Receive a Special Edition Brick or Treat Factory Brick
5. Build your own LEGO pumpkin in our LEGO Pumpkin Patch
6. And many more SPOOKY-ACTIVITIES
7. Boo Crew Costume Contest Saturdays and Sundays in October at 1 p.m. in the 4D Cinema

Purchase LEGOLand Brick-or-Treat Tickets now.

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SEALIFE Underwater Halloween Activities

1. Underwater Pumpkin Carving. Every Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm to watch SEALIFE’s diver compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity.
2. Davey Jones Bones will give kids the opportunity to visit Davey Jones pirate ship and hear spooky tales of the deep. Kids can also feel some of the creepy things found at the bottom of the ocean. (Available 10/25 – 10/26 and 10/31 – 11/2)

Purchase SEALIFE Underwater Halloween Activities now.

Underwater Pumpkin Carving

And don’t forget, you can get discounted tickets to LEGOLand and SEALIFE through our exclusive RDM link.

Work At Home Mom’s Business Opportunity | Free Music Together Event in Kansas City

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As a woman who is also a work-at-home mother, I appreciate the flexibility and earning potential of work-at-home business opportunities.

I’ve talked a couple of times about the Music Together® organization and their unique approach to bringing music to children to help them succeed not only academically, but in every day life.

In fact, while most families push their kids into organized sports, mine are pushed into organized Arts and Music. My kids take private art classes, DS is playing the trumpet, and DD takes piano lessons. It isn’t that I’m against sports (my kids still do those too), but I believe there are many life skills that can be learned through arts that will help them in their careers later on in life.

Music Together will be having a training workshop on October 11 – 13, but before the workshop, they will be having a FREE webinar on September 26 to help you understand the curriculum, theory behind Music Together, and the business opportunity.

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If you are not familiar, Music Together® has been introducing the joy of music-making to families since 1987. In those 20 years, millions of parents, children, caregivers, and teachers have come to love our award-winning music and innovative, research-based curriculum. Today, our classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners can be found in more than 2500 communities around the world.

Music Together® FREE Webinar

Date: September 26, 12:00 pm CST.

Details: This webinar will be led by an experienced Music Together educator and will introduce you to Music Together’s approach to early childhood music education and review the nuts and bolts of offering classes in your community. In addition, you will also understand what you will learn at our upcoming Kansas City Teacher Training on October 11.

Sign up for the FREE webinar HERE.

Music Together Workshops

Anyone with an engaging presence and a love of children, who can sing in tune and lead participatory activities with confidence, has the potential to be a successful Music Together teacher. Kansas City is the perfect place for Music Together to grow. And now is the perfect time to become part of the expansion. And what could be better than finding out about it from the comfort of you home on a WEBINAR!

Sign up for your spot on the FREE Music Together Webinar now.

Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with Music Together. However, the written remarks are entirely my own. Want more information – check out my full disclosure statement.

Kansas City LEGOLand and SeaLife Discount Tickets | Take $6.00 Off

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Kansas City LEGOLand and SeaLife Discount Tickets

If you are looking for some additional summer fun, make sure to take advantage of the Kansas City LEGOLand and SeaLife Discount Tickets…$6.00 off a combo-day pass. The adult passes NEVER go on sale, so this is a great opportunity to spend a day at Crown Center, LEGOLand and SEA LIFE for less.

Even better, use coupons available at your local Dairy Queen (Buy one adult pass, get a kid’s pass for FREE) and save even more!

With the heat of the summer starting to roll in, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Crown Center and LEGOLand and SeaLife Aquarium. (In fact, here is a list of my Kansas City Staycation Ideas.)

Get your Kansas City LEGOLand and SeaLife Discount Tickets now.

Groupon | $20 Nothing But Bundt Cakes for $10

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Nothing But Bundt Cakes Voucher

I normally don’t do post individual Groupons for local stuff, but HAVE YOU HAD THEIR CAKES BEFORE??

OMG.

#thatisall

Lemon Raspberry or Strawberries and Cream. #todiefor

Groupon has a $20 Nothing But Bundt Cakes Voucher for $10.00.

This means you can get a middle size cake (feeds eight – or two people if you are selfish) with your voucher and have no additional cost. Awesome deal.

You’ll thank me later.

Missouri & Kansas Tax Free Weekend 2014

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Missouri Kansas Tax Free Weekend 2014

Just a quick reminder that Missouri’s Tax Free Weekend is August 1 -3, 2014.

Here is the guidelines for the items:

  • Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less
  • School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase
  • Computer software – taxable value of $350 or less
  • Personal computers – not to exceed $3,500
  • Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $3,500

Remember, not all cities participate. Be sure to check here to see if you local area is participating.

Unfortunately, Kansas DOES NOT have a Tax Free Weekend. So you’ll have to cross the border to take advantage of these deals.

Don’t want to go out with the masses – shop from home with all of these Online Back To School Deals.

And here are some Back To School Savings Tips.

Kansas City Summer Camp Idea – SEA LIFE Adventures Summer Camp

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SEALIFE Summer Adventuner Camp

Looking for a new and different idea for a summer camp for the kiddos? SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND® have events and camps available this summer for little (and big) people of all ages.

I don’t know about you, but it becomes harder and harder every year to find the right mix of tried and true camps and new and exciting ones. And I think this new offering from SEA LIFE would excite any young aquanaut.

Through out the month of June and July, kids 7 and up can participate in the aquarium’s newest program, SEA LIFE Adventurers Summer Camp. SEA LIFE Adventurers Summer Camp will take kids on an enthralling 5-day journey, learning about the various sea creatures inside the aquarium and get to live a day in the life of an Aquarist.

  • Monday – Eels and Other Strange Fish
  • Tuesday – Octopus and Relatives
  • Wednesday – Sharks and Relatives
  • Thursday – Crabs and Arthropods
  • Friday – Day in the Life of an Aquarist

And even better, every child that attends summer camp will receive a FREE Annual Pass to SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City.

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And you can plus-up that FREE pass with an exclusive LEGOLand/SEA LIFE Kansas City Mamas/RedefinedMom offer – Take $6.00 off a combo day-pass to LEGOLand and SEA LIFE. The adult passes NEVER go on sale, so this is a great opportunity to spend a day at Crown Center, LEGOLand and SEA LIFE for less. To get your discounted tickets, go here.

Click here for more information about SEA LIFE Summer Adventure Camp. Each camp session is limited to 25 children and spots are filling up fast, so book now.

Disclosure: SEA LIFE and LEGOLand are sponsored supporters of Kansas City Mamas and Redefined Mom.  However, the written words, my opinion about summer camps, and the love of Crown Center are entirely my own. Want more information – check out my full disclosure statement

LEGO Store Monthly Build | LEGO Jet-Ski (6/3)

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LEGO Jet Ski

There is a FREE LEGO store build in Kansas City on 6/3/14.

  • Build a LEGO Jet-Ski

The event begins at 5pm, goes until supplies run out, and is limited to kids age 6-14.

Music Together Teacher Training Workshop, June 19 – 21st

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A couple of months ago, I told you about a FREE Music Together Workshop that was being held on the Plaza.

For those not familiar, Music Together is an early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownups, that is taught in over 2000 communities around the world at independently licensed centers. They follow these basic principals (which I love and so believe):

  • All children are musical.
  • Therefore, all children can achieve basic music competence, which we have defined as the ability to sing in tune and move with accurate rhythm.
  • The participation and modeling of parents and caregivers, regardless of their musical ability, is essential to a child’s musical growth.
  • This growth is best achieved in a playful, developmentally appropriate, non-performance-oriented learning environment that is musically rich yet immediately accessible to the child’s-and the adult’s-participation.

And as I have told you before, the Snyder Family are HUGE fans of the arts. While most families push their kids into organized sports, mine are pushed into organized Arts and Music. My kids take private art classes, DS is playing the trumpet, and DD will be taking piano and voice lessons in the fall. It isn’t that I’m against sports (my kids still do those too), but I believe there are many life skills that can be learned through arts that will help them in their careers later on in life.

In addition to my believe that arts can play a huge role in the development of kiddos, I am also a HUGE fan of talented Moms being about to make some extra money without having to commit to a full-time job (that may or may not showcase their talents.) Music Together is a way for mothers to earn a little extra income while embracing the arts with their kiddos.

Music Together will be holding a three-day teacher training workshop on June 19 – 21st in Lawrence, KS.  

Workshop participants will learn Music Together’s successful, research-based approach to teaching music and movement to children ages birth through seven, and how parents can support children’s music development from birth. Participants who successfully complete the training will be eligible to teach Music Together’s family or preschool classes, either at an existing Music Together center or by applying for a license to open and operate their own Music Together locations.

In addition to the training, this workshop will also provide opportunities to assess children’s rhythmic and tonal development; learn techniques for presenting musical material; and create strategies for lesson planning. There will be live early childhood music demonstration classes on each day of the workshop, teaching children and their parents using the Music Together curriculum. Here is more infor

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Music Together Teacher Training Event

Details:

Music Together Teacher Training Event, June 19 – 21, 2014
First Baptist Church (1330 Kasold Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049)
To get more details and RSVP, sign up HERE or contact Lisa Chouteau at (800) 728-2692 x329 (because sometimes you just need to talk to someone LIVE.)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Music Together. However, my love of the arts and the written remarks are entirely my own. Want more information – check out my full disclosure statement